Athletics present a wonderful opportunity for children to realize their physical potential and learn valuable life lessons. It promotes health, wellness, and an active lifestyle. It also, unfortunately, opens the athlete up to the possibility of injury. These rates of injury are increasing as children enter into athletic competition and streamline that athletic competition at earlier ages. We treat these injuries in our clinics, and with the changing healthcare environment, we have fewer visits in which to do so. Therefore, if the health care provider hopes to continue to produce positive outcomes for our patient athletes, greater emphasis needs to be placed on not only traditional treatment of injury, but prevention of them.
This course discusses musculoskeletal injuries as conceptually divided into acute and overuse injuries and discusses how some of what we think of acute injury is actually overuse injury where the ‘trauma’ is the isolated ‘straw’ in the camel’s back.
The course also investigates the current literature in regards to two main types of overuse injuries: stress fractures and tendinopathies. In regards to these, health care professionals will learn the definitions, etiologies, treatment, and most importantly the prevention of them through modifiable factors. Every health care professional involved in youth sports needs to know this information. It is a critical component of our duty in health care to ‘Do No Harm’.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 1 contact hour in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 1||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on overuse injuries commonly found in young athletes.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Define ‘Overuse Injury’ and identify the complications inherent in the definitions.
- List etiologies, classifications, and prevention of stress fractures and their etiology, components, precautions
- List characteristics of a healthy tendon
- Identify main conceptual components of tendinopathy theory
- Identify measures to prevent tendinopathy
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial – Dr. Kerry Holt is employed by Fox Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – Dr. Kerry Holt is the CEO of Prevent Consulting, LLC.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.